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first_imgRussell Westbrook added 22 points for the Rockets and Ben McLemore had 22 off the bench.Rookie sensation Zion Williamson had 21 points and 10 rebounds for the Pelicans, whose three-game winning streak was snapped.Checking out Sunday’s other NBA action:— Giannis Antetokounmpo’s (YAH’-nihs an-teh-toh-KOON’-pohz) 30 points and 19 rebounds were among the Bucks’ highlights in a 129-108 rout of the Suns. Fellow All-Star Khris Middleton had 25 points, eight rebounds and six assists for Milwaukee, which shot 49.5% and made 15 of 38 from 3-point range. The Bucks rebounded from Friday’s setback against Denver and avoided just their second losing streak since the start of last season.— Terence Davis scored a career-high 31 points and the Raptors picked up their team-record 11th consecutive victory by ripping the Bulls, 129-102. Pascal Siakam (see-A’-kam) added 17 points for Toronto, which outscored the Bulls 69-39 in the second half to beat Chicago for the 12th straight time. The Raptors were without guard Norman Powell, who broke the ring finger on his left hand in Friday’s win at Detroit. Irving was less than two weeks removed from returning to the lineup after missing 26 games with a right shoulder injury.T25 MEN’S BASKETBALLHawkeyes rally past IlliniIOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa has won a Big Ten matchup of top-25 teams.Luka Garza contributed 25 points and the 18th-ranked Hawkeyes ended Illinois’ seven-game winning streak by downing the 19th-ranked Illini, 72-65. Garza was held scoreless for the first 15 minutes before finishing 9-for-16 from the field, including a career-high four 3-pointers. He also had 10 rebounds for his 13th double-double of the season. February 2, 2020 — Pierre-Luc Dubois (look doo-BWAH’) scored twice and added an assist to send the Blue Jackets to their seventh win in eight games, 4-3 over the Canadiens. Columbus netminder Elvis Merzlikins (murz-LIH’-kihnz) made 27 saves and improved to 10-2-0 since replacing injured starter Joonas Korpisalo (YOH’-nuhs kohr-pih-SAH’-loh). The Jackets are 11-2-1 since New Year’s Eve, pushing them one point ahead of the Islanders for third place in the Metropolitan Division.TENNIS-AUSTRALIAN OPENDjokovic wins 8th Australian titleMELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic (NOH’-vak JOH’-kuh-vich) has won a record-extending eighth Australian Open championship, beating Dominic Thiem (teem) 6-4, 4-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4. No other man in the history of tennis has won this tournament more than six times.It’s the 17th Grand Slam title for Djokovic, who has five titles from Wimbledon, three from the U.S. Open and one from the French Open. Only Roger Federer’s 20 and Rafael Nadal’s (nah-DAHLZ’) 19 top Djokovic’s Grand Slam count. Associated Press The 49ers fell short in their bid for a record-tying sixth Super Bowl title, even though they dominated for much of the first 3 1/2 quarters. Garoppolo threw for 219 yards and kept the Chiefs’ defense guessing by completing passes to eight receivers.NBA-SCHEDULERockets rally past PelicansUNDATED (AP) — James Harden and the Houston Rockets were able to cool off the surging New Orleans Pelicans while staying atop the NBA’s Southwest Division.Harden fell one assist shy of a triple-double as the Rockets guard delivered 40 points and 10 rebounds in a 117-109 victory over the Pelicans. New Orleans led 97-92 until Harden nailed a 3-pointer that sparked Houston’s comeback. Update on the latest sports Joe Wieskamp and CJ Fredrick each had 18 points for the Hawkeyes, who hit five of their last seven shots.Illinois led 62-61 before going scoreless over a 3:59 stretch, ending the drought in the closing seconds.NHL-SCHEDULEPens hold off CapsUNDATED (AP) — A month ago it appeared the Washington Capitals were poised to run away with the NHL’s Metropolitan Division title. The Pittsburgh Penguins have changed all that by winning 16 of their last 21 games to get within four points of the Caps with one game in hand. Djokovic’s victory means he will return to No. 1 in the rankings, replacing Nadal.Thiem is 0-for-3 in Grand Slam finals.PGA-PHOENIX OPENSimpson rallies to win Phoenix OpenSCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Webb Simpson rallied late in regulation to beat Tony Finau (FEE’-now) and capture the PGA’s Waste Management Phoenix Open. Simpson birdied the final two holes of regulation to force a playoff before sinking a 10-foot birdie putt on the first extra hole to win it. Finau missed an 18-foot birdie try in the playoff.Simpson closed with a 2-under 69 for a 17 under total.WORLD WCUP-WOMEN’S SUPER-GBrignone wins super-G in overall leader Shiffrin’s absenceROSA KHUTOR, Russia (AP) — Federica Brignone (feh-deh-REE’-kah breen-YOH’-nay) won a women’s World Cup super-G after overall leader Mikaela Shiffrin sat out the race. Patrick Mahomes (mah-HOHMZ’) engineered three touchdown drives in the final 6:13 as the Chiefs roared back from a 10-point deficit to defeat the San Francisco 49ers, 31-20 in Super Bowl 54. It’s the first NFL championship for the Chiefs since beating the Minnesota Vikings, 24-7 in Super Bowl 4.Mahomes righted himself after throwing interceptions on consecutive possessions. The comeback started when Mahomes engineered a 68-yard drive that was capped by a one-yard scoring toss to Travis Kelce (KEHL’-see). The Chiefs quarterback put his team ahead for the first time since the second quarter by hitting Damien Williams for a five-yard TD. Williams later capped his 104-yard rushing performance by scampering 38 yards to give Kansas City breathing room.Mahomes shook off a slow start to finish 26 of 42 for 286 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. Tyreek Hill had 105 receiving yards on nine catches, and Sammy Watkins had five receptions for 98 yards.The 49ers took advantage of Mahomes’ first interception by turning it into a one-yard scoring run by Raheem Mostert late in the third quarter. Mostert’s scoring run gave San Francisco a 20-10 lead.Chiefs coach Andy Reid earned his 222nd career victory, and his first in a Super Bowl. No other coach had won more games without winning an NFL championship. — Andre Drummond had a double-double and the Pistons rallied from an early 21-point deficit to beat the Nuggets, 128-123 in overtime. Drummond had 21 points and 17 rebounds before fouling out midway through OT. Reggie Jackson added 20 points and Bruce Brown scored 19 as Detroit ended a five-game losing streak.NBA-NETS-IRVING OUTKyrie Irving out at least a week with right knee sprainNEW YORK (AP) — Nets guard Kyrie Irving will miss at least a week with a sprained medial ligament in his right knee.Irving was injured in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s loss to Washington. He and Wizards guard Bradley Beal became entangled while battling for a loose ball. Irving’s knee twisted as he landed on the court, causing him to stay down for a couple minutes before taking the jump ball and heading to the locker room. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-SUPER BOWLChiefs capture Super Bowl in late comeback against the 49ersMIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have ended a half-century of frustration. Brandon Tanev (TAN’-ehv) scored the eventual game-winner and Matt Murray stood tall during a last-minute onslaught to help the Penguins secure a 4-3 victory in Washington. Tanev’s goal with 2:33 remaining gave the Pens a seemingly comfortable 4-2 lead, but Lars Eller put the pressure back on Pittsburgh by scoring just 15 seconds later.Murray finished with 29 saves and Patric Hornqvist provided the go-ahead tally, one day after the forward underwent a dental procedure. Sidney Crosby had an assist in his 50th career game against Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (oh-VEHCH’-kihn), who was held off the scoresheet.Eller scored twice for the Capitals.Elsewhere on NHL ice:— The Hurricanes pulled out a 4-3 win over the Canucks on Justin Willliams’ second game-winning shootout goal in four games since returning to Carolina. Nino Niederreiter (NEE’-dur-eye-tur), Sebastian Aho (AH’-hoh) and Andrei Svechnikov (SVEHCH’-nih-kahv) scored in regulation to back James Reimer, who made 32 saves. Vancouver’s winning streak ended at five games despite Elias (eh-LEE’-uhs) Pettersson’s two goals. The American three-time overall champion decided to skip the races in the 2014 Olympic resort after winning the previous super-G and a downhill in Bulgaria a week ago.The win left the Italian 270 points short of Shiffrin’s leading tally.last_img read more

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Junior Elijah Stewart to remain at USC basketball

first_imgJunior guard Elijah Stewart will remain at USC next season.The Trojans’ leading 3-point shooter last year, Stewart announced his intention to declare for the 2017 NBA Draft on April 11 but didn’t submit his paperwork by the league’s deadline on Sunday night.This will come as welcome news to head coach Andy Enfield, who will retain one of his most lethal scorers for the 2017-18 season. Stewart’s 78 3-pointers led the team by more than 30 baskets last year, and he has a chance to break USC’s all-time record for 3-point baskets next season. He currently sits in sixth place — one make short of tying Harold Miner for fifth.Though Stewart is now out of the pre-draft process, two of his Trojan teammates remain. Sophomore forward Bennie Boatwright and redshirt sophomore guard Shaqquan Aaron both submitted their documents, but because they have not hired an agent, they can still withdraw from the draft until May 24.Stewart will return to a crowded and talented Trojan backcourt, as Duke transfer Derryck Thornton will be eligible next season to complement Stewart, junior guard Jordan McLaughlin and Aaron, should he choose to return as well.last_img read more

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FLANAGAN’S FURNITURE OPENS AGAIN MONTHS AFTER IT WENT INTO LIQUIDATION

first_imgOne of Donegal’s best-known furniture companies has opened again – just months after it went into liquidation.Flanagan’s Furniture went bust last November with the loss of up to 50 jobs in stores across the country including its main outlet in Buncrana.But now the family behind the company have announced they are back in business. However anybody hoping to exchange vouchers or collect furniture from Flanagan’s of Buncrana will not be able to do so.The company sent text messages to thousands of customers over the weekend.The text message said ‘Flanagan’s Furniture is back! Showrooms at Shore front, Buncrana.’However despite contacting thousands of customers using previous contact lists, a spokesman at the new furniture outlet stressed they were not the same company. They said they were run by the Flanagan family but the old company was in the hands of liquidator Deloitte and Touche.“We are a different company. The previous company had a lot more employees – we only have three.“If you have a voucher or something then you will have to contact the liquidator,” said a spokesman.  FLANAGAN’S FURNITURE OPENS AGAIN MONTHS AFTER IT WENT INTO LIQUIDATION was last modified: April 2nd, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:buncranaFlanagan’s Furnitureliquidationlast_img read more

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Danny Ward awaits Liverpool verdict on Premier League chance with Huddersfield

first_imgDanny Ward hopes to extend his stay at Huddersfield after helping the Terriers reach the Premier League.The on-loan Liverpool goalkeeper played a huge role as Huddersfield ended a 45-year absence from the top flight last month through the Sky Bet Championship play-offs.Ward was a penalty shoot-out hero in the semi-final win over Sheffield Wednesday before repeating the feat in the Wembley victory over Reading.The 23-year-old Wales international expects to start pre-season training at Anfield, but Ward admits the thought of regular Premier League football next season is an appealing prospect.“It’s in the hands of Liverpool because ultimately I’m their player,” Ward said. “They’ve got to decide what’s best.“Liverpool have my contract and their needs come first, especially with the Champions League.“On a selfish point, yes, I would like to stay at Huddersfield.“I am only young for a goalkeeper and to have a chance of playing week-in week-out in the Premier League would be good experience for someone of my age.“It would be more beneficial than being on the bench but, as I say, Liverpool have my contract.”After his Huddersfield heroics, Ward has linked up with the Wales squad ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Serbia in Belgrade on Sunday.Ward is the current Wales number two goalkeeper, behind Crystal Palace’s Wayne Hennessey.He revealed that Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been in touch after his part in Huddersfield’s promotion.“After the final he said, ‘Congratulations and keep it up’,” Ward said.“His relationship with the Huddersfield manager David Wagner has been well documented and that’s been good for me.“I know they were in constant contact and hopefully he (Klopp) has heard only good things.” 1 The 23-year-old played a huge role in the Terriers’ return to the top flight last_img read more

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